Spring event photo of Spring on Great Lawn, Coolidge Reservation by Sarah W.

Put a Spring in Your Step... Enjoy Essex Heritage & Featured Partner Events!

Make Trails & Sails last all year

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Essex Coastal Scenic Byway

Adventure Awaits You Along

the Essex Coastal Scenic Byway...


Welcome to the Essex National Heritage Area - 500 square miles of historic, cultural, and natural sites... unique and irreplaceable treasures that tell our history.

Join us on a journey through magnificence!


Annual Spring Meeting
Essex Heritage will host its Annual Spring Meeting on Wednesday, April 30th, at Gordon College in Wenham. We invite you to participate in this free, valuable morning of networking and regional engagement. We hope you will be able to join us!


New report shows Essex Heritage generates more than $150 million in economic impact.

"Essex...is one of dozens of heritage areas making America’s best idea even better."


Enjoy a beautiful walk through the magnolia allée and woods of West Newbury.

Explore the vernal ponds of the Wunnegen Conservation Area in Boxford!